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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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China, North Korea, and South Korea are all visible in this MODIS true-color image acquired March 11, 2002. Four fires can be seen burning in North and South Korea, and the smoke plume from the northernmost fire is visible even in the 1 km resolution. Dust is in the air over the coasts of North Korea and China, and the waters all along the coast of North and South Korea are tinted with brown swirls of sediment. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/11/02. Data End Date: 3/11/02.
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3087
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Along the northern coastline of Algeria, the rugged Atlas Mountains block moisture from the Mediterranean Sea (top) from reaching the interior Sahara Desert. South of the mountains, several impermanent salt lakes appear as grayish patches. Lines of sand dunes are visible in the high-resolution images, especially in the orange sands of the eastern Grand Erg Desert (right of center). This MODIS image was acquired on April 28, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/28/02.
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2800
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3624
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3394
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow remains on some of the mountains on Honshu (bottom) and Hokkaido (center), Japan, in this true-color MODIS image from April 29, 2002. At the bottom of the image, white streaks mark the passage of airplanes to and from Tokyo. To the north, Russia9s Sakhalin Island appears to be experiencing several fires (red dots). v Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/29/02.
Topics: Where -- Japan, Where -- Tokyo
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2845
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/22/02. Data End Date: 5/22/02.
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3391
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The skies above Greece are exceptionally clear in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 3, 2002, and thewaters of the Mediterranean Sea shine silver and blue. Modern-day Greece is a nation of many islands, but in ancient times, Greece was a looseconfederation of city-states that usually only came together as a whole to defend themselves from invaders. But what ancient Greece was most noted forwas being the root of Western philosophy. Socrates, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greece, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Athens, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3973
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of western Mexico was acquired from data collected on October 30, 2001. In the upper-right portion of the image are the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains as they pass through the central region of Mexico. Running parallel to the western coastline of Mexico, the Sierra Madre Occidental spans 700 miles, and is one of the 3 mountain chains that comprise the Sierra Madres, the principal mountain system in Mexico.Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest natural lake, shows up as the...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2244
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3393
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of the Middle East was acquired by MODIS on March 8, 2002. Visible in the image are the countries of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the island of Cyprus. The major bodies of water are the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Nile River. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/8/02. Data End Date: 3/8/02.
Topics: Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Syria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3151
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2656
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from May 30, 2002, shows desert sands flowing from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers into the Persian Gulf. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/30/02. Data End Date: 5/30/02.
Topic: Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3059
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2689
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Persian Gulf, two tectonic plates-rigid pieces of the Earth's crust-are colliding; the Arabian plate (lower left) is running up on the Eurasian plate (upper right). At lower left in the MODIS image is the younger Arabian plate, and it is moving northward to collide with the Eurasian plate. The Persian Gulf (top) and the Gulf of Oman (bottom) were once the site of a rift, a place where two plates pull apart from each other, and the Indian Ocean filled in the widening gap between the two...
Topics: Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Gulf of Oman, Where -- Oman, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2363
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from April 17, 2002, shows central Argentina, including the muddy Parana River (image left). This is Argentina's Pampas Region. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/17/02. Data End Date: 4/17/02.
Topic: Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3000
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image of the northern Philippines shows the island of Luzon and the Cagayan River running in the plains between the Sierra Madre mountain range on the northeast Coast, and the Zambales Mountains to the west. The light-colored, three-pronged shape about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom center of the image is a lagoon to the east of Manila Bay, home of the capital city of the Philippines. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/18/01.
Topics: Where -- Philippines, Where -- Manila
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2128
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image of Morocco was acquired March 19, 2002. Also visible is the southern edge of Spain and northwestern Algeria. The thin strip of water joining the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is the Strait of Gibraltar. About midway along Morocco's coast on the Atlantic Ocean sits the famous city of Casablanca (visible at the higher resolutions). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/19/02. Data End Date: 3/19/02.
Topics: Where -- Morocco, Where -- Spain, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Mediterranean...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3152
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Vast stretches of uninterrupted sand are only one kind of Saharan landscape. This true-color MODIS image from November 9, 2001, reveals a diversity of land surface features, including ancient lava flows and volcanoes. Beginning at upper left and moving clockwise are the countries of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, and Niger.Evidence of previous volcanic activity in the Sahara can be found in northeastern Chad, in particular, in a region knows as Tibesti. Reaching up out of the surrounding...
Topics: Where -- Algeria, Where -- Tunisia, Where -- Libya, Where -- Chad, Where -- Niger
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2253
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Often regarded as the southeastern border of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains can be seen here stretching from the Black Sea (left) to the Caspian Sea (right). The mountain range spans 700 miles (1125 km), crossing the countries of Russian Federation, Georgia, and Azerbaijan from left to right respectively. With a snowline of approximately 11,000 feet and peaks such as Mt. Elbrus, that reach 15,000 feet, much of the snow visible in this image is present year round. Also visible in this image are...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Azerbaijan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2581
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from April 27, 2002, shows the beginning of the spring thaw in James Bay, Canada. James Bay is the southern extension of the much larger Hudson Bay, and it separates the province of Ontario (left) from Quebec (right). At the southwestern tip of the Bay, the wetlands around the Moose River appear to be thawing some as well. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/27/02.
Topics: Where -- James Bay, Where -- Canada, Where -- Hudson Bay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2844
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image, acquired March 17, 2002, depicts Northeast India (center, left, and bottom), Nepal (above India), Southern China (above Nepal), and Bangladesh (right edge). A number of fires (red dots) can be seen in India's interior and North and East borders. It is also possible to see the Indian city of Calcutta in the higher-resolution images (bottom right near the delta). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/17/02. Data End Date: 3/17/02.
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China, Where -- Bangladesh
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3069
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from May 7, 2002, shows the Rio de la Plata Estuary in Argentina (lower right) filled with sediment. The source of the sediment isn't hard to see, as the Parana River, which cuts down the center of the image, also appears quite murky. On the southern side of the estuary, a grayish patch marks the location of the city of Buenos Aires. In the high-resolution imagery signs of cultivation are everywhere, with rectangular patterns mixed in the natural vegetation of the...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2805
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On January 25, 2002, MODIS acquired this image of northwestern Africa, including the countries of Morocco (center), Algeria (right), and the very northern edge of Western Sahara (bottom left). The Atlas Mountains, which run northeasterly across the image, play a large role in Morocco's varied climate. Southwest trade winds from the Mediterranean Sea (upper right) as well as oceanic effects from the Atlantic (left) provide moisture to the temperate northern coastal region of the country, which...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2426
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Like many bodies of water throughout the world, including the North American Great Lakes, the Sea of Azov (right of center) has been facing problems related to eutrophication over the past decades. Eutrophication is the excessive influx of nutrients into waterways and wetlands most often caused by run-off polluted with fertilizers and other chemicals that spur the rapid growth of algae and plants, which die off and decompose, robbing oxygen from the water in the process. Often these blooms of...
Topics: Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Ukraine
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2677
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland's icy exterior hides its steamy volcanic underpinnings. Running roughly northeast to southwest through the island country is the northern part of the vast Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the divergent boundary of the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. The two plates are diverging, essentially pulling Iceland apart, and often resulting in intense sub-glacial volcanic activity.One of Iceland's most active volcanic centers is locked beneath the 8300-km 2 Vatnajvkull Glacier in...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2424
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image captured on October 17, 2001, shows Tibet, China. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 10/17/01.
Topic: Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2210
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Palk Strait separates India (upper left) from Sri Lanka (center). This true-color image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on May 20, 2002, shows the strait filled with bright sediment, while off the northeast tip of Sri Lanka, a dark stain in the waters could be a phytoplankton bloom. On Sri Lanka, much of the native forests have been cleared, but small...
Topic: Where -- Sri Lanka
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3365
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Running from the Black Sea in the western part of the image to the Caspian Sea at right, the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains separate Russia (north) from Georgia (south). Central Georgia has some lowland areas, but farther south the terrain climbs again to the Lesser Caucasus. Also visible in the image is the Euphrates River, cutting a green path across the deserts of Syria and Iraq. This image is from MODIS on April 11, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/11/02. Data End Date:...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Syria, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3288
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3623
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Normally obscured by clouds, Bolivia is amazingly clear in this true-color MODIS image acquired June 20, 2002. Bounded by Brazil to the north and west, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Peru and Chile to the east, Bolivia is completely landlocked. A good portion of Bolivia is dominated by the Andes, but it also lays claim to lush forests and pasture lands in the Amazon Basin.Bolivia's agricultural crops include soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, and timber....
Topics: Where -- Bolivia, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Peru, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3261
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image depicts snow and cloud cover in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The visible lakes are Lake Huron (center left), Lake Erie (lower center left), and Lake Ontario (center right). Very small portions of Lake Superior (upper left corner) and Lake Michigan (below Lake Superior) are also visible. The image was acquired April 6, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/6/02. Data End Date: 4/6/02.
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3218
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from December 27, shows the southern U.S. states (from left to right) of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the far western panhandle of Florida. Sediment from the Mississippi River, running roughly down the center of the image, fills the Delta as it opens into the Gulf of Mexico. Mixed with the tan sediment are blue and green swirls that indicate a bloom of tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton. Such blooms can culminate in red tides, in which toxins given...
Topics: Where -- Texas, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Alabama, Where -- Florida, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2364
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dust hangs in the air over the Red Sea in this true-color MODIS image from March 1, 2002. At the top center of the image, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula juts into the Red Sea, creating the Gulf of Suez (west) and the Gulf of Aqaba (east). Clockwise from Egypt are Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. In the northern portions of Saudi Arabia, ancient lava fields stain the reddish desert sands dark brown. To the southwest, green dots indicate crops being grown using center pivot irrigation. At lower left,...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2535
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Above average rains over the past two months have given rise to floods throughout Uruguay. These false-color images of the areas before and after the flood were acquired on April 2 and 27, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA.s Terra spacecraft. Over 3600 hundred people have been evacuated from their homes in Uruguay, and many highways have been shut down. The large river running down the border between Uruguay and Argentina is the Uruguay...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3819
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of Madagascar was captured by MODIS on September 27, 2001. The country's topsoil erosion problem, due to heavy deforestation and overfarming of the land, is evident in the high-resolution image. There you can see, particularly in the west, rivers choked with red sediment as they flow towards the Mozambique Channel that separates Madagascar from mainland Africa. Also visible is the large discharge of that sediment as the rivers fade into the channel. The tropical forests...
Topics: Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mozambique Channel
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2185
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true- and false-color images from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show the Amazon River in northern Brazil. The images from June 10, 2002, show the mouth of the Amazon where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The images from June 11, 2002, show the more interior portions of the river. The true-color imagery show the heavy sediment (brownish water) at the...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2995
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of the Galapagos Islands was acquired on March 12, 2002, by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite. The Galapagos Islands, which are part of Ecuador, sit in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km (620 miles) west of South America. As the three craters on the largest...
Topics: Where -- Ecuador, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2538
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Almost the entire state of California is visible in this MODIS true-color image acquired March 18, 2002. Most of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains are still covered in snow, as are of the mountains of Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. The four lakes visible in the middle of the image are (clockwise from leftmost) Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, and Mono Lake. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/18/02. Data End Date: 3/18/02.
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Oregon, Where -- Utah
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3282
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Reservoir Manicouagan sits inside a 214-million-year-old impact crater in Quebec, Canada. The crater that surrounds the reservoir is almost 100 km in diameter, though it has eroded over the years due to glaciation, rain, and other erosional processes. The reservoir itself is almost 70km in circumference and surrounds the impact crater’s central uplift, which has become the island Ile Reme-Levasseur. Reservoir Manicouagan is near the border of Quebec and Newfoundland, and waters from...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3326
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In this true-color MODIS image from October 23, 2001, the semi-arid Tibetan Plateau (upper left) meets up with the Himalayas to the south. From the heights of the Himalayas, snow-covered on their northern flanks, and lush with vegetation to the south, numerous rivers, brown with churned up sediment, flow into the valley of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India.The Brahmaputra turns southward at the border of Bangladesh and is soon joined by the Ganges River, flowing in from image left. The...
Topics: Where -- The Valley, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Bay of Bengal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2250
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An early-season snowfall accents the Rocky Mountains through western and central Colorado. This true-color image made from data collected by MODIS on October 26, 2001, highlights the contrast between various irrigated areas and the otherwise dry environment at the foothills of the Rockies. One such example is the city of Denver and its outlying suburbs, which can be seen best in the high-resolution image. In areas that would normally harbor drought-tolerant grasses, shrubs and trees, humans are...
Topics: Where -- Colorado, Where -- Denver
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2302
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Three bodies of water are putting on a different face for this <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from June 9, 2002, of Greece (left of center and islands). At upper right, the southwest portion of the Black Sea is awash in color produced by the reflection of light off chlorophyll and other pigments in the marine plant life. At the center of the image, sun glint...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Greece, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where -- Mediterranean Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3232
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from June 14, 2002, shows southernmost Brazil and the northern corner of Uruguay. In Brazil, the muddy Rio Jacui empties into a large salt water lagoon called Lago dos Patos. Just peeking out from behind the clouds where the river enters is a grayish cluster of pixels that marks the location of the city of Porto Alegre. know Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 6/14/02. Data End Date: 6/14/02.
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Porto Alegre
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On November 16, 2001 MODIS captured this true-color image of the Far East. The country of Thailand can be seen in bottom left hand corner, with Myanmar to the north, and Laos to the northeast. Also visible in this image is Vietnam, which is northeast of Laos, and the expanse of southeastern China dominates the rest of the image. At the center-right of the image, circled in a black outline, is the island of Hong Kong. Hong Kong sits on the South China Sea, which is mostly under cloud coverage in...
Topics: Where -- Thailand, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Laos, Where -- Vietnam, Where -- China, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2301
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Spring is arriving in Alaska in late May. In this MODIS image from May 21, 2002, the Brooks Range in the north and the Alaska Range to the south are still snow covered, but central Alaska seems to be thawing out. Southeast of center, Cook Inlet is clouded with sediment. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/21/02. Data End Date: 5/21/02.
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2978
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer was acquired on June 3, 2002. The fertile land along the Nile River supports lush green vegetation, amid the desert landscape. At its delta at the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile broadens into a large fan-shaped delta. All of Egypt’s large cities fall along the Nile, which sustains life in a region of scant rainfall.At the point where the river widens into the delta, a grayish cluster of pixels marks...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Cairo, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3147
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The African country of Angola has diverse topography, ranging from flat Atlantic coastal plain to the interior highland plateau, which exhibits a highly dendritic river drainage pattern. This MODIS image from May 11, 2001 shows there is clearly more vegetation on the northern portions of the coastal plain than the southern. The vegetation fades rapidly south of the city of Benguela, about a third of the way down from the top of the image. South of the city, the coastal area is under the...
Topic: Where -- Angola
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2662
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Fifteen miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona, over a thousand firefighters and fire management personnel are working to contain a large wildfire that has already scorched nearly 21,000 acres in the mountainous area. The Bullock Fire (located roughly in the center of each image) started on May 21, 2002, and has been difficult to control due to rugged terrain and extremely dry fuels such as grasses and chaparral. This series of image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...
Topic: Where -- Arizona
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Extremely high sediment loads are delivered to the Arabian Sea along the coast of Pakistan (upper left) and western India. In the case of the Indus River (far upper left) this sedimentation, containing large quantities of desert sand, combines with wave action to create a large sand-bar like delta. In the arid environment, the delta lacks much vegetation, but contains numerous mangrove-lined channels.This true-color image from May 2001 shows the transition from India's arid northwest to the...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2439
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Black Sea in eastern Russia is experiencing an ongoing phytoplankton bloom. This image, the most recent in a series that began in early may, shows the waters to be even more colorful than before. part of the increased brightness may be due to the presence of sun glint , especially in the center of the sea. However, more organisms appear to be present as well, their photosynthetic pigments reflecting different wavelengths of light.This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3751
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Lake Chad, shown at the top-center of this true-color <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/"> MODIS</a> image acquired on October 21, 2001, is but a fraction of what it once was. The lake, surrounded by wetlands, has been taxed heavily as a source for numerous irrigation projects, and is subject to an arid climate that has endured a dramatic decrease in rainfall over the past forty years. The green and brown rippled area to the north and northwest of the...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Chad, Where -- Cameroon, Where -- Nigeria, Where -- Niger
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2187
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sea ice begins to melt and break away from Oates Coast in the upper-half of this MODIS true-color image acquired from data collected on October 13, 2001. As springtime progresses, and temperatures rise above freezing, the coastline of Antarctica becomes a visible reality.Also visible in the image, just to the right of center, under heavy snow are the Usurp Mountains running north and south. To the right of the Usurps is another mountain range, the Bowers Mountains. The Bowers Mountains are the...
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from May 15, 2001, shows southern Africa, and a phytoplankton bloom occurring in the waters of the cape at the bottom left of the image. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/15/01. Data End Date: 5/15/01.
Topic: Where -- South Africa
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3370
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Numerous small cities and towns make grayish dots amid the green vegetation of eastern China.s henna (left) and Shandong (eight) regions. This low-lying area is used extensively for agriculture. To the west, the terrain begins to climb into the mountains. At upper right, yellowish-brown sediment can be seen in the Yellow Sea. This image was acquired by MODIS on April 11, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/11/02. Data End Date: 4/11/02.
Topics: Where -- Yellow Sea, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3287
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These two MODIS images are centered on Bangladesh, with India draped around it on all sides. At the top of the images, the Himalaya Mountains tower above the countries, and they give rise to the Brahmaputra River, coming in from the northeast, and the Ganges River, coming in from the northwest. These rivers join in Bangladesh and spill out into the Bay of Bengal through numerous channels known as the Mouths of the Ganges. In the image from March 19, 2002, several fires are burning in India and...
Topics: Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Bhutan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3273
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Numerous challenges exist in the effort to reclaim the Everglades and the entire South Florida. This true-color MODIS image from February 17, 2002, shows the area encompassed by the south Florida, also called the greater Everglades, ecosystem. The region stretches south from Orlando, (grayish area of pixels at the center of Florida) through the Chain of Lakes along the Kissimmee River, and includes purplish Lake Okeechobee (bottom), and the Everglades themselves, which are the mingled brown and...
Topic: Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2491
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true- and false-color images from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show the Amazon River in northern Brazil. The images from June 10, 2002, show the mouth of the Amazon where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The images from June 11, 2002, show the more interior portions of the river. The true-color imagery show the heavy sediment (brownish water) at the...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2996
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In northwestern Peru, the Sechura Desert illustrates the hyper-arid conditions created along the west coast of Peru and northern Chile by the cold ocean currents welling up along the coast. These cold waters provide little in the way of evaporation that would ultimately end up as rain, and deserts like the Sechura (southwest of center) are the result. Intermingled with the dry barren landscape are rivers and streams that run out of the High peaks of the Andes, bringing pockets of water and...
Topics: Where -- Peru, Where -- Chile, Where -- Ecuador
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3060
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from April 20, 2002, shows spring green expanding across Portugal (left) and Spain (right). Snow cover has been pushed back to only the highest elevations of the Pyrenees Mountains (upper right), which separate Spain from France. At bottom is the North African country of Morocco. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/22/02....
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain, Where -- France, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3390
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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At top left in this MODIS image of Tanzania, Africa, from May 3, 2002, the Serengeti Plain peaks out from behind the clouds. At lower left, Lake Malawi crosses Tanzania in the north to Mozambique to the south. Numerous airplane contrails make white lines across the Indian Ocean at image right. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/3/02. Data End Date: 5/3/02.
Topics: Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Malawi, Where -- Mozambique, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3101
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true-color images from NASA’s <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The Ross Ice Shelf straddles the 180 degree longitude line. The imagse from November 11 and 12, 2001, show a bit of Victoria Land at image left, including the TransAntarctic Mountains. A rectangular ice berg is anchored near Ross Island. At center and...
Topic: Where -- Victoria
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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An immense mixture of sediment and phytoplankton, visible as blue-green and brown swirls, clouds the waters off China in this MODIS image captured on November 1, 2001. Bo Hai Bay, which is the body of water seen at left, is fed by three of China's larger river systems: the Xi from the north, the Hai from the west, and the Yellow River from the south. Each of the river's estuaries is marked by solid concentrations of brown coloring, which marks the nutrient-carrying sediment that phytoplankton...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Yellow Sea, Where -- Korea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2584
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from April 10, 2002, shows the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Along the eastern coast lies the Great Barrier reef, whose coral islands are like a brilliant necklace along the shore. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/23/02. Data End Date: 4/23/02.
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3025
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Rodeo Fire (easternmost red outline) in east-central Arizona is burning within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation about 100 miles east-northeast of Phoenix. On Wednesday, the fire spread 9,000 acres in just three hours, and as of Friday morning had grown to 85,000 acres. Possibly a hundred structures have been destroyed, and thousands more are at risk. Three communities in the path of the blaze have been evacuated, and a major power line had to be shut down as the fire approached. The fire...
Topics: What -- Phoenix, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3007
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A snowfall in the American West provides contrast to the landscape's muted earth tones and indicates changes in topography and elevation across (clockwise from top left) Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.In Utah, the southern ranges of the Wasatch Mountains are covered in snow, and the Colorado River etches a dark ribbon across the red rock of the Colorado Plateau. In the center of the image is the reservoir created by the Glen Canyon Dam. To the east are the...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Utah, Where -- Colorado, Where -- New Mexico, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2403
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from November 6, 2001, shows the African countries of Sudan (upper left), Ethiopia (center), Djibouti (where the red sea narrows), part of Somalia (lower right). The country of Eritrea (boundary not shown) runs along the western coast of the Red Sea from the top of the image down to the boundary of Djibouti.Along the border of Sudan and Ethiopia several fires were detected by MODIS, and are indicated with red dots. To the east, however, the red dot centered in the...
Topics: Where -- Sudan, Where -- Ethiopia, Where -- Djibouti, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Somalia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2305
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Fire danger in many Western states ranges from high to extreme, and numerous wildfires have resulted from lightning strikes and human carelessness. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from June 9, 2002, shows (clockwise from top left) Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Large fires detected by MODIS are (clockwise from left) the Big Wash and Sanford Fires in Utah; Long Canyon, Coal Seam, and Hayman, in Colorado; and the Ponil and Cherry Fires in New Mexico. The...
Topics: Where -- Utah, Where -- Colorado, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Denver, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6266
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On November 30, 2001, MODIS captured this image of southeastern Asia. The image focuses on the countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, left to right respectively. In eastern Thailand, the brown coloring that dominates the center of the image and mimics the country's border with Laos and Cambodia, speaks of the massive deforestation that occurs in this region. One of southeastern Asia's prominent environmental concerns, deforestation has played a major role in flooding in...
Topics: Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Laos, Where -- Cambodia, Where -- Vietnam
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2316
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On October 19, 2002, the Terra MODIS instrument captured this image of a large billowing dust storm moving west from the Middle Eastern countries of (clockwise from top) southern Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel, out into the Mediterranean Sea, and over the island of Cyprus. Cyprus lies about 100 miles west of the Syrian coast and about 60 miles south of the Turkish coast. The dust storm stretches about 200 miles out into the Mediterranean, and it appears to be about 400 miles across...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Syria, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Israel,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3962
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Luminous, seemingly insubstantial from this perspective, the coral atoll islands that make up the Maldives are scattered in a line from the southwestern tip of India down to the equator. There are 1200 individual islands, 200 of which are inhabited. There is very little relief, and many islands are no higher than 2 meters (6.6 feet) above sea level. Because of this low-lying terrain, even a modest sea-level rise anticipated in a global warming scenario could have significant consequences for...
Topics: Where -- Maldives, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2686
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Nile River flows northward through the country of Sudan in this true-color MODIS image acquired from data collected on October 17, 2001. The Nile has long been a source for fertile lands, by both annual flooding and as a source for irrigation. At the center of this image, to the east of the Nile, there is a patch of earthy green that may indicate such an irrigation project. In the high-resolution image this area is defined by very regular, gridded segments of green that would be indicative...
Topics: Where -- Sudan, Where -- Khartoum
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2207
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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James Bay (top) is the southern extension of the larger Hudson Bay in eastern Canada. In early June, the winter ice was making its way north, receding from the Ontario (left) and Québec (right) provinces. Wetlands and tundra surround James Bay and Hudson Bay (to the north, not visible), and nearly a third of all rivers in Canada make their way into these bays, including the Moose River, seen entering the bay at it southwestern tip. South of Akamiski Island, the thaw seems most complete, and...
Topics: Where -- James Bay, Where -- Hudson Bay, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3809
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer was acquired on June 3, 2002. The fertile land along the Nile River supports lush green vegetation, amid the desert landscape. At its delta at the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile broadens into a large fan-shaped delta. All of Egypt’s large cities fall along the Nile, which sustains life in a region of scant rainfall.At the point where the river widens into the delta, a grayish cluster of pixels marks...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Cairo, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3148
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Amazon Rainforest appears to have been colored solid with a green crayon in the western portion of this true-color image of northern Brazil captured by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on July 1, 2002. The Amazon River flows into the scene at the center left edge, a meandering brown line that widens as first the Rio Negro joins it from the north and then the...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2997
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The whole of the Republic of South Africa is visible in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 8, 2002. Also visible are the countries of Lesotho (middle right) and Swaziland (middle right edge). Namibia occupies the top left corner of the image, while Botswana occupies the middle top edge.A number of fires were detected by MODIS, depicted here as red dots. Smoke plumes are more visible in the higher resolutions, as is evidence of croplands and large cities, such as Johannesburg,...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Lesotho, Where -- Swaziland, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3678